Keep Calm. Its only your new job!
Be kind to yourself. Everyone has new job nerves!
I’ve placed 100’s of candidates over the years (possibly 1000’s dare I say) & one of my most frequent conversations, especially with younger candidates, is that they MUST give themselves the time & the space in their new job role time to settle in, to adapt & to learn.
I often see candidates that start working about 17 / 18 years old & stay there 6 or 7 years & if that isn’t being ‘settled’ I don’t know what is. (In my opinion, 6 years in a job if you start it directly from school is, I believe, long enough.)
So they go for a new challenge & lo & behold…they get it.
Great – but so so quickly I see the panicking & the expecting to know everything in one week kicks in. And the reason for this blog isn’t sparked from what the candidates say, it’s listening to the clients; their new employers. They’re usually perfectly happy with them but the added pressure on the candidates themselves can muddy the water & mistakes can happen as a result of that. Younger candidates panic very soon when they start. They’re harder on themselves. Employers don’t want that. They want you to enjoy your new job, to relax & to adapt.
Take some advice from a sage old Recruiter – settle into jobs. Don’t expect to know everything overnight & honestly – write things down. Its a wonderful life skill to learn. Ask yourself: how would you know how to do that task if you’ve never done it before? You wouldn’t & your new employer doesn’t expect you to know it either. And ask. Don’t sit & quietly flap or worry….ask. It helps you to get to know folk in the office too.
And over a short period of time, you’ll find you relax. After all – everyone has been in the same position as you haven’t they?
I’m Roseanne Stockton & I successfully run Nu-Recruit Career Consultants – I place permanent & temporary candidates of the very best quality into great local employers & jobs in Liverpool, Chester & Wirral. In a no-fuss, no nonsense way.
And I love what I do.
Call me if you think my experience will help you get the best candidate for your job! And please feel free comment on my Blog